guruster
Contributor
Contributor

CD\DVD Burning VMWare Workstation

Is CD\DVD burning supported in Workstation? If it is, how do I go about setting that up?

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birdie
Expert
Expert

It is supported but I wouldn't recommend doing that.

You don't have to do anything special, just attach your real CD/DVD burner to a VM.

guruster
Contributor
Contributor

Just curious why isn't it recommended?

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continuum
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Immortal

attach the CD as scsi like here

scsi0:0.present = "true"
scsi0:0.startConnected = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"

scsi0:0.filename = "E:"

read more http://sanbarrow.com/vmx/vmx-cd-settings.html


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banthony
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Enthusiast

I've burnt several DVDs through VMware Workstation without any issues. By default VMware Workstation adds a CD/DVD (IDE) device set to "Use physical drive" -> Auto detect. This configuration works great for me.

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birdie
Expert
Expert

From my personal experience we don't care enough about things we run in a VM machine - quite often I close VM (not power it down using the usual Start -> Shutdown sequence) without thinking about consequences.

Another problem is that the desktop virtualization is not 100% reliable - you run your host OS which might be buggy, then VMWare itself can hit some bugs, then your guest with its drivers for "virtual" hardware can hit some bugs.

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